Provident Financial plc (PFG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are covering the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,227.78 ($41.99).

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Numis Securities Ltd restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,770 ($36.03) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Peel Hunt restated an “add” rating and set a GBX 3,130 ($40.72) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th. Liberum Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a GBX 2,256 ($29.35) price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc in a research note on Friday, March 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,400 ($44.23) to GBX 3,650 ($47.48) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc lowered their price objective on shares of Provident Financial plc from GBX 3,170 ($41.24) to GBX 3,140 ($40.85) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday.

In other Provident Financial plc news, insider Ken Mullen sold 7,522 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 3,106 ($40.41), for a total value of £233,633.32 ($303,933.03). Insiders acquired a total of 14 shares of company stock valued at $42,987 in the last three months.

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Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) traded down 1.31% during midday trading on Monday, reaching GBX 3091.00. 247,981 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 3,168.80 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 2,929.12. The company’s market cap is GBX 4.48 billion. Provident Financial plc has a 52 week low of GBX 2,125.00 and a 52 week high of GBX 3,402.27.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 18th will be issued a GBX 91.40 ($1.19) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. This represents a yield of 3.13%. This is an increase from Provident Financial plc’s previous dividend of $43.20.

Provident Financial plc Company Profile

Provident Financial plc is a United Kingdom-based non-standard lender. The Company’s divisions include Vanquis Bank Limited (Vanquis Bank), Consumer Credit Division (CCD) and Moneybarn. Its segments include Vanquis Bank, CCD, Moneybarn and Central. The Company serves non-standard credit customers with a range of products from credit cards and car finance, to home credit and online unsecured, and guarantor loans.

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